Six students to address Class of 2019 at June 4 commencement

    Six student speakers have been named for Penn Manor High School’s 2019 commencement, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Sports and Fitness Center.

    The speakers are Derek Davis and Ryan Glenn, co-valedictorians; Sameeha Hossain, salutatorian; Jared Stephan, senior class president; and Cole Shenk and Erica Shaub.

Ryan Glenn is the son of Richard and Lorena Glenn of Lancaster. He participated in National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Gray Zone, Student Ambassadors, Rocket Club, Mock Trial, TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Math and Science) and Mathematics Club and was a member of the Penn Manor baseball and basketball teams. Ryan plans to study engineering at Penn State University.

Derek Davis is the son of Sharon and Ernie Davis of Lancaster. He participated in jazz band, Rocket Club, TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Math and Science) and TSA (Technology Student Association) and was a member of the Penn Manor tennis and soccer teams. Derek plans to attend the University of Alabama and study aerospace engineering.

Cole Shenk is the son of Audrey and Thomas Shenk of Washington Boro. He participated in TSA (Technology Student Association), TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Math and Science), Science National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Rocket Club and Student Council. He also was a class officer and a member of the Penn Manor soccer, wrestling and track and field teams. Cole plans to attend the U.S. Naval Adademy and study aerospace engineering.

Jared Stephan is the son of Laura and Scott Stephan of Millersville. He participated in MiniTHON, Scrubs Club, Varsity Club, Young Humanitarian League, and National Honor Society and was a class officer. Jared also was a member of the Penn Manor tennis, volleyball and swimming teams. He plans to attend King’s College and study to be a physician’s assistant.

Erica Shaub is the daughter of Michelle and Brian Shaub of Lancaster. She participated in the Young Humanitarian League, Varsity Club and chorus and was a member of the Penn Manor swimming and volleyball teams. Erica plans to study mathematics at the University of Colorado.

Sameeha Hossain is the daughter of Kazi Hossain and Sharmin Maswood of Millersville. She participated in Student Council, Serteen, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Young Humanitarian League, Scrubs Club, Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy and MiniTHON. She also played piano and clarinet in the Penn Manor band. Sameeha plans to major in biology/pre-med at Franklin & Marshall College.

Admission to commencement is by ticket only, nine per graduate. All seating, with the exception of a reserved section for the disabled and honored guests, will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed to graduates at the end of commencement practice, scheduled for 8 a.m. June 3 and 4 at Penn Manor High School.

The commencement ceremony will be webcast live, beginning at 6 p.m., on the district website, www.pennmanor.net. DVDs of commencement will be available for purchase here. Parking details are available here: F&M event parking

Baccalaureate is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Millersville Community Church, Hope Campus. Seniors may also participate in a “Senior Walk,” a procession through the halls in their caps and gowns at the elementary school they attended, on June 3 and 4, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Commencement is a formal ceremony that marks an important event in each student’s life.  For this to occur, we need the cooperation of the Class of 2019 and each person in the audience. During presentation of diplomas, please refrain from cheering or making other noises that will make it difficult to hear student names.  Once all students have received their diplomas, attendees may celebrate.

  • Sameeha Hossain
    Sameeha Hossain